The Cac Album (1 Side of a C90) (1987/8)
Alasdair (Bod) Mackay: Guitar; Vocals; Drums;
Roddy (Huggan) Huggan: Vocals, Drums, Guitar
Iain (Deadstone) Livingstone : Bass; Drums; Chanter; Vocals
Recorded in Huggan’s and Livingstone’s. These two were playing in Derek Macleod’s “real” band No Head Jackson and the Sharecroppers from Hell in Edinburgh at the time, and a couple of the Sharecroppers’ favourites, the Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog” and the Ramones’ “Blitzkreig Bop”, made it into the Guireans’ repertoire for this tape.
The former has a few good lines. Iggy’s “Now I wanna feel your hand – and lose ma heart on the burnin’ sand” being adapted to “Now I wanna drink my sabhs – and lose ma heart in the slaughterhouse”.
The latter is a desperate classic, if only for the opening chorus “Hee Ho Ro – Coinneach Gobha” and the fact that it’s (nearly) the only song in the world about Cathaidh Ghall’s late lamented off-licence on Inaclete Road : "Goin to the Braighe Disco - Drinkin it alfresco - I've only got 50p - Cathaidh Ghall's shop..." etc. If only they'd thought to use it as ad jingle on Isles FM, Cathaidh Ghall's might still be with us today.
Huggan’s “Billy Bragg as White Settler” impersonation on “New Tolsta” is scary.
1. Waulk This Way
2. Macdonald Mix:
Walk Like A Maw; Like A Guirean; Murdo Alex Don’t Preach; Holy Day; Gress You Up; True Brue
3. Bad Mucus for Rep People (Schoolchild)
4. I Wanna Be Your Molt
5. Happy Hour (House Music For Martin People)
6. New Tolsta
7. Ram Music for Mones People (Cathaidh Ghall’s Shop)
8. Reverend Reverend